Fatimah praises Anwar for keeping his word in emphasising inclusivity, unity in forming new Cabinet

Minister for Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah.

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KUCHING, Dec 3: Sarawak Minister for Women, Childhood and Community Wellbeing Development Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah praised Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar for keeping his word to emphasise inclusivity and unity in selecting new Cabinet members.

Fatimah, in a statement today, said the ministers chosen are generally individuals of high calibre.

“Thank God, five members of parliaments from Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) were appointed full ministers, including one for the deputy prime minister position. All portfolios held (by the ministers) are important portfolios,” she said.

On another note, Fatimah reiterated she is ready to lead a group for a visit to Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail at his convenience to discuss matters pertaining to the Special Committee on Citizenship.

“I hope the new Home Minister can re-establish the Special Committee on Citizenship under Article 15A of the Federal Constitution for Sarawak,” she added.

Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom. Photo credit: Ukas

Meanwhile, Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) vice president Dato Sri Dr Stephen Rundi Utom said GPS is thankful that the new unity government recognises and appreciates the coalition’s strength.

With the stronger and louder voice of Sarawakian representatives in the new Cabinet lineup, he added, it will also be appreciated if the coalition’s struggle to get back the eroded rights as in enshrined in Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) with Inter-Governmental Committee (IGC) agreement is materialised as well.

“We hope the new government can fulfil all our negotiated demands for our rights to be returned to Sarawak. ‘Hidup’ GPS (long live GPS),” he said. — DayakDaily